The New Canadian Maximum Temperature Record

As a former meteorologist, I can’t let the recording-breaking heat recorded on Sunday go unmentioned.

Here’s the tweet.

Lytton’s official high-temperature today June 27, 2021 is 46.6 C. Lytton BC now holds the record for Canada’s all time maximum high. The previous record was 45.0 C set on July 5, 1937 at Yellow Grass, and Midale, SK.

Part of a Canadian weather-person’s common knowledge was the records — hottest temperature in Yellow Grass, SK, and the coldest in Snag, YT. 

The record will not be official until the thermometer that recorded it is recalibrated. Perhaps the Science and Technology Museum will ask to have it donated as a bit of Canadian history.

One Reply to “The New Canadian Maximum Temperature Record”

  1. Lytton broke it’s own new record the very next day. On June 28 it reached 47.9 C. Today (June 29) it will likely break it again with the possibility of reaching 50 C! To put this in perspective, Las Vegas all time high is 47.2 C.

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